Friday, June 13, 2008

Newly appointed British HC takes over June 23


The newly appointed British High Commissioner (HC) Stephen Nicholas Evans will take over his charges on June 23.

Simon Lever, first secretary (political) to the British HC, during his two-day visit to Rajshahi said this while talking to the local media yesterday evening.

Evans succeeds Anwar Choudhury who has been appointed to a critical senior diplomatic position at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

Evans, a highly experienced and accomplished diplomat with in-depth experience of South Asia, has previously served as British ambassador to Afghanistan and British high commissioner to Sri Lanka.

Simon Lever was accompanied by Ejazur Rahman, a political analyst of the high commission.

He had talks with Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner Hafijur Rahman Bhuiyan, BNP acting office secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and newsmen on the first day.

He is likely to meet the officials of the joint forces, chiefs of other law enforcement agencies, Rajshahi University vice chancellor, leaders of Awami League and other political parties and leaders of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

While talking to the media, Simon Lever said the state of emergency should go as soon as possible as it is interrupting the human rights.

Accountability and transparency of the political leadership should be ensured for establishing human rights in the country, he added.
 

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